December 20, 2014
Facts and figures
RECORD BREAKERS: Meryl Streep extends her lead as the most nominated performer with her 18th nomination for August: Osage County. Woody Allen adds to his record number of writing nominations with his 16th nod for Blue Jasmine. The Wind Rises filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki now has the most nods in the animated feature film category with three.
TWICE AS NICE: American Hustle and Her producer Megan Ellison is the first woman and the fourth person to receive two best picture nods in the same year. She joins Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Roos, who were both nominated for The Godfather: Part II and The Conversation (1974), and Scott Rudin, up for The Social Network and True Grit (2010).
RINSE AND REPEAT: Seven nominees are previous acting winners: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lawrence, who is the youngest three-time acting nominee at 23 years old.